Alemany Leaves St. Monica in the Dark, 53-0


The job took about four weeks and, as late as Tuesday, it was still not finished.

The new poles and lights at Alemany High’s football stadium still lay on the track circling the field.

With the standards finally in place Friday, it did not take long for Alemany to turn out St. Monica’s lights.

The Indians scored on three of their first seven plays and made short work of the Mariners in a 53-0 nonleague rout at Alemany.


St. Monica, which lost its opener last week to Montclair Prep, has been outscored, 94-0, this season.

Alemany quarterback Adam Romandi couldn’t help but notice that the Mariners suited up only 19 players and looked to be in over their heads.

“We knew we had an edge, but we weren’t going to get overconfident,” he said. “Not after losing to Servite last week.

Romandi completed five of seven passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns. He hit standout receiver Richard Dice for a 21-yard touchdown and later hooked up with running back Terry Barnum for a 20-yard score.


Barnum piled up 151 yards rushing and scored three other touchdowns in only nine carries.

So far this season, Barnum, a preseason All-American, has gained 262 yards in 29 carries, a 9.8 average.

Dice added a 44-yard punt return for a touchdown.

While Alemany’s offense rolled up 300 yards in only 22 plays, the Indians limited St. Monica to 68 yards in 45 plays.


Reserve running back Rick Chapman, a starting fullback last season, carried the ball only once--for 45 yards and a touchdown. Chapman’s touchdown came on the final play of the third quarter to make the score 53-0.

Reserves played the entire fourth quarter and the Indians (1-1) ran only three offensive plays in those final 12 minutes.

St. Monica ran 12 plays in the final quarter and gained 44 of its total yards.